Angels and stained glass
Angels and Stained Glass

St James Garlickhythe Church Interior

Open Space
Carved Detail, St Benet's Church, Paul's Wharf

The Friends of the City Churches

The Friends of the City Churches are an architectural heritage charity dedicated to preserving the beautiful and unique churches found within the square mile of the City of London. As part of our work we:

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Download a sample copy of Skyline: The Magazine of the Friends of the City Churches. Back issues are regularly rotated here. To receive the current Skyline four times a year, please join the Friends of the City Churches.

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Friends' Church Watchers

Most City of London churches are now open to visit, for private prayer and communal services, but worshippers are strongly advised to check with the individual church for current opening hours: links to their Web sites are collected on our Churches Online page; you can also find further contact details in the City Events Listing Guide and Church Finder, by clicking on the photos. Click here for current guidance from the Church of England.

St Mary Abchurch, where the The Friends of the City Churches are based, is usually open from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, with Holy Communion at 12:30 on Wednesday.

Members with queries or merchandise orders are asked to phone or e‑mail if you can. Please use the order form on the Shop page for merchandise; we can accept payment by cheque or card.

Friends' events will be held online until we can all safely travel to and congregate in the City, but our Zoom talks are open to non-members, with booking via Eventbrite.

Our weekly volunteer Church Watching resumed in September 2021, with slightly fewer churches than we served in 2020. Churches may be obliged to close on short notice: please check with the individual church before travelling.

From January 2022, FCC volunteer Church Watchers will regularly serve:


St Botolph Aldgate (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Sepulchre Newgate (11am - 3pm)


The Dutch Church
(11am - 3pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Michael Cornhill (11am - 3pm)
St Peter upon Cornhill (1pm - 4pm)


All Hallows London Wall (11am - 3pm)
St Botolph Aldersgate (11am - 3pm)
St Magnus the Martyr (1pm - 4pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)
St Mary-at-Hill
(11am - 3pm, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month)
St Stephen Walbrook
(11am - 3pm)


St Benet Paul's Wharf /Welsh Church
(11am - 3pm)
St James Garlickhythe (11am - 3pm)
St Martin Ludgate (11am - 3pm)
St Mary Abchurch (11am - 3pm)


St Martin Ludgate (11am - 3pm)

Please be aware that, to accommodate other activities, any one church may occasionally be closed to visitors on short notice.

What's new



Download City Events Listing Guide:

City Events Listing Guide
complete issue, with church opening times, services and events, and links, from April 11 to 24 (PDF, correct to 11 April 2022).

For easy access, City Events can also be downloaded in two parts:

Church opening times and services, alphabetically by church, with links to churches' own Web sites (PDF, correct to 27 March 2022).

Special services and events, with details and links by date from April 11 to 24 (PDF, correct to 11 April 2022).

Map of the City Churches

City Church street addresses & Web sites

St James Garlickhythe

You can find news from The Friends of the City Churches on Twitter.

Reopening the City
Self-guided walks and special events to mark the reopening of the City of London churches

Learn more about the lives of City churches in London Undone, a podcast produced by Catherine Cartwright.